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Heartwarming thank you messages from non-profit partners

Heartwarming thank you messages from non-profit partners

To warm your heart this challenging, yet hopeful holiday season, here are thank you notes from Canadians who received rescued food donations this year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, 4.3 million Canadians got the nourishment they needed from Second Harvest in 2022.

6 Holiday employee engagement ideas for good causes

6 Holiday employee engagement ideas for good causes

Looking for fun and festive, yet meaningful holiday employee engagement ideas? Get into the winter holiday spirit this year by giving back, volunteering, donating, and supporting good causes together as a team.

Holiday Stuffing Muffins

Holiday Stuffing Muffins

This delicious recipe was supplied by the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs for the Second Harvest Cookbook which featured 70 recipes from our network of over 500 partner agencies. All recipes feature a dish that was prepared using fresh rescued food that they received from Second Harvest and our food donor partners.

Donor Advised Funds and Second Harvest

Donor Advised Funds and Second Harvest

Are you passionate about a future with No Waste and No Hunger? In recent years, donors like you have turned to Donor Advised Funds to make giving to charities you care about easier, and more manageable!

Partners in action: Working together to make lasting change

Partners in action: Working together to make lasting change

Relationships are an ever-changing and nuanced dynamic in all facets of life. Loyalty is earned, both ways, through time and hard work and travelling together in one common direction. Read on about the long-term partnership between Second Harvest and Purolator.

Zero-Waste Pumpkin Recipes: From Soup to Seed Pesto

Zero-Waste Pumpkin Recipes: From Soup to Seed Pesto

In keeping with our zero-waste efforts, we’re featuring three pumpkin and squash recipes that can be combined altogether for a delicious roasted pumpkin with seed pesto soup or made separately. Every part is used and nothing is wasted.

Donor Spotlight: Paul Massey

Donor Spotlight: Paul Massey

For Torontonian Paul Massey, who experienced poverty and food insecurity in his youth and now is a successful businessman in Toronto, there was no better place to offer his volunteer support and to give back with philanthropic efforts, than Second Harvest.

AUTUMN RECIPE: Chicken Stock

AUTUMN RECIPE: Chicken Stock

With autumn on the horizon, it’s time to start wearing sweaters, drinking apple cider and of course, making soups and stews! A good chicken stock recipe is an incredibly versatile base that can be used as a launching pad for so many hearty meals at this time of year.

Planting Seeds for the Future of Food Rescue

Planting Seeds for the Future of Food Rescue

In February 2022 we said goodbye to our old office and moved into our new home. In only a few months since we moved to our new facility, which offers 5,000 square feet of fridge and freezer space, we are already on track to rescue and redistribute more delicious surplus food than ever, and we’re only getting started.

Peach Perfection Iced Tea

Peach Perfection Iced Tea

The sun is beating down, cicadas are buzzing, the smell of fresh-cut grass fills the air. On a hot August afternoon, it’s easy to find a reason to relax in the shade with a cold drink! This peach and honey iced tea recipe leverages seasonal farm-fresh ingredients, is easy to assemble and tastes like summer.

From Coast to Coast to Coast: No Hunger Need Too Far

From Coast to Coast to Coast: No Hunger Need Too Far

Our work is far from done, but when it comes to food rescue and hunger relief, we’re proud to support such a generous and helpful community from coast to coast to coast across Canada. Here are stories of hope that shine a light on the crucial work that’s happening in every province and territory.

Partnership Spotlight: Sobeys & the Food Rescue App

Partnership Spotlight: Sobeys & the Food Rescue App

Sobeys has been one of Second Harvest’s major food donor partners, with many of their stores embracing the food rescue program that supports thousands of communities across the country. See the full story of this incredible partnership.

BE A HERO: Pull a Truck & Change Lives

BE A HERO: Pull a Truck & Change Lives

The countdown is on and registration is now open! There are exciting things happening this summer and getting ready for Truck Pull is one of them. Set some goals, complete some challenges, have some fun, and fundraise for the fight against food insecurity.

Microsoft Ascend to the Rescue

Microsoft Ascend to the Rescue

A farmer, a flight attendant and a cook make up our tech team at Second Harvest. You may think this is the beginning of a bad joke … but it’s not. A farmer, a flight attendant and a cook are actually running the technical team for the Second Harvest Food Rescue App.

Sami Abdurahim: Second Harvest’s Highway Star

Sami Abdurahim: Second Harvest’s Highway Star

Second Harvest’s very own Sami Abdurahim is the winner of this year’s Highway Star of the Year Award, presented by Today’s Trucking. The Highway Star of the Year exemplifies the best in Canadian truck drivers, who give back to their industry and community, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to safety and professionalism.